NEWS & EVENTS


Alliance Welcomes New Members

The Alliance is delighted to welcome 13 new members that joined us recently. This is the first month that we have been able to welcome both full and associate members. Read more about membership and how to apply HERE. Full members: Fundación Emilia Silva Figueroa Víctimas de Accidentes, Chile, was founded as a result of a […]

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30 km/h Becomes Default Urban Limit in Spain

On 11 May 2021, in Spain, 30 km/h became the default speed limit for all urban areas across the country. According to an estimate by the DGT state traffic authority, the new measure will affect between 60% and 70% of roads, although this percentage will of course vary from city to city. Implementation of the […]

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Data-driven Implementation of 30 km/h Streets in Lebanon

Lebanon is facing increasingly difficult times. Following the dramatic Beirut blast on 4 August 2020, as well as the on-going COVID-19 pandemic, the country is dealing with a deteriorating financial and economic situation. The violation of traffic laws is increasing, road maintenance is absent due to the financial crisis, and the general population is focused […]

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30 km/h Limits Added to Ecuador’s National Law

In Ecuador, Fundación CAVAT are celebrating inclusion of 30 km/h in a new traffic law, that is currently passing through the two chambers of the National Assembly. The NGO has been advocating specifically for 30 km/h limits for urban areas since 2017, without success, until now. The new traffic law has provided an opportunity to […]

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Enabling Civil Society and Policy Maker Engagement for 30 km/h in Pakistan

In Pakistan, the Streets for Life UN Global Road Safety Week is an opportunity to highlight ongoing advocacy for 30 km/h limits around school zones. During the Week, the Centre for Development Innovation (CDI) will meet with elected representatives of the provincial government, to ask them to raise a bill in the provincial assembly to […]

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30 km/h Pilot Zone in Chile Builds Support

Fundación Conciencia Vial’s original plan for the UN Global Road Safety Week was to develop a 30 km/h pilot zone together with the municipality of Ñuñoa, Chile, to demonstrate the benefits of low-speed streets to the community and other authorities. However, Ñuñoa’s technical team was so enthusiastic that the project grew from a small pilot […]

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PRESS RELEASE: FedEx Road Safety Award Celebrates NGO Role Models

FedEx Road Safety Award Celebrates NGO Role Models Working for Safer, More Sustainable Transport 12 May 2021 The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety and FedEx Corp. are delighted to announce the winners of the FedEx Road Safety Awards 2021. This year’s awards are presented to the Irish Road Victims’ Association (Ireland) and to […]

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Gayle Di Pietro

We were saddened to hear of the death of Gayle Di Pietro, former ‎Global Road Safety Program Manager at the Global Road Safety Partnership (GRSP) and a well-known and well-respected member of the global road safety community. On behalf of the Alliance NGOs, we send our condolences to her family, friends, and colleagues. Reflecting on […]

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General Assembly Update

Dear fellow Alliance members, It seems like a long time since we were together at the last Global Meeting in Chania, almost two years ago. Under normal circumstances, in 2021, we would be holding the Seventh Global Meeting and gathering together as a body of NGOs to share, learn, and prepare for action. However, sadly, […]

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PRESS RELEASE: NEW MEMBERSHIP STRUCTURE STRENGTHENS CIVIL SOCIETY’S ADVOCACY VOICE

29 April 2021 The Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety is launching a new membership structure that will grow our movement and strengthen NGOs’ collective potential and power to drive change for safer roads and victim support. The new structure will amplify the voice of NGOs around the world, build a broader coalition of […]

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PRESS RELEASE: FedEx Sponsored Safer Cycling Advocacy Program Extends to Central Europe

Cities in Spain, Italy and Poland to roll out cargo bicycles as mode of safe and sustainable mobility 22 April 2021, LONDON: FedEx Express Europe, the Global Alliance of NGOs for Road Safety (the Alliance) and the European Cycling Federation (ECF) today announce the continuation of the Safer Cycling Advocate Program (SCAP) and the extension […]

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Car-free Streets in Zambia Supporting 30 km/h roll out

This month, Zambia Road Safety Trust (ZRST) organized the first car-free day in Lusaka, Zambia. The day, which will become a monthly event, supports the ongoing implementation of 30 km/h in the country. The car-free day took place in the city’s central business district. Motorized vehicles were prevented from entering the car-free streets and parked […]

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UK: Community Mobilization for a Default 20 mph Limit

Rod King, 20’s Plenty for Us, is well-known advocate for 20 mph (30 km/h) limits in the UK. Since 20s Plenty began campaigning 13 years ago, 33% of UK residents now live on a streets where the local authority has set or is committed to setting local 20 mph limits for most urban/village roads instead […]

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30 km/h for Cyclists in Argentina

Luchemos Por La Vida and Asociación Madres del Dolor’s joint campaign for UN Global Road Safety Week (UNGRSW) gained an early boost earlier this month when the Mayor of San Isidro in Argentina gave his commitment for expansion in the number of 30km/h streets in the city. Initially, the municipality will lower the limit on […]

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